Warrie Circuit

Springbrook National Park
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Beautiful walk through the valley. Pass and go through lots of waterfalls and rainforest.

Stop at Apple Tree Park for toilet stop on way. Circuit is another 5-10min drive from there.

Public toilets are also located at Tallanbana Picnic Area approximately 300m on the right before Canyon Lookout where Warrie Circuit begins - toilets are set back off the road and can't be seen from the road, but, they're there just behind the picnic tables.

Cuts across the Ngarri-dhum Falls a few times in one half, and the Little Nerang Creek in the other half. The half way point is the Meeting of the Waters where (as the name suggests) the two creeks meet.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Picnic Facilities
Rainforest
836m
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

Exit 79 on the Pacific Motorway. Follow Springbrook Road about 27 kms up the plateau. Turn left at a sign that says "Canyon lookout 0.2". Park at the Canyon lookout.

Maps

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook/pdf/springbrook-inset-maps.pdf

Route/Trail notes

From the Canyon lookout turn right and follow the path. The path is extremely well signed and marked. There are a few turnoffs for the 4km Twin Falls circuit, but stay right. It's virtually impossible to get lost. The first few kilometres head downhill past a few beautiful waterfalls. After while you lose altitude into the rainforest. A few switch backs downhill and you end up at the half way point, where all the creeks meet. Beautiful place to stop for lunch.

The walk back up hill isn't steep with lots of switch backs. At one stage near the top you get near another waterfall. There's a sign pointing to the Twin Falls circuit, but turn right and walk behind the waterfall. Best part of the trek! Follow the climb back up and walk along the ridge back to the car, checking out views all the way to Surfers Paradise.

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

Take a Walk in South-East Queensland, p168, ISBN 9780957793170

Comments

Fantastic hike. One of my favorites in Australia. 14.3km as marked by the signage on the walk. Several amazing waterfalls, beautiful rainforest, and lots of beautiful birds. One snake, which was not interested in being anywhere near us

Steven Dee on 17 Oct, 2021

This walk is definitely a must. Affectionately known as the ‘oh wow’ walk because of how many times you stop to admire the view and say oh wow!

Swimming opportunity at the bottom. Take some food
Loved and need to do it again soon

Sofia on 25 Sep, 2021

Did this walk in 4.5hrs going anti clockwise.

It is suggested to start the walk before 11am. We started it at 12pm and for the last 3km until you walked out of the base of the forest, it is very dark.

Was actually a pretty well rounded walk with plenty of views, changes if scenery and the water falls a rivers to cool down in. Give Twin Falls a miss and do this walk!

Zappy on 24 Sep, 2021

Started early, anti-clocwise; on a clear day. Did this walk last year and noticed how dry it was this time. Still, it is beautiful regardless. Very gradual but very steep return. Took 2hours 40minutes (I was on a mission :-)

Carmen on 19 Sep, 2021

This is a beautiful walk at any time of the year…it was 10 degrees when I headed off today but perfect for hiking! My 5th time on the circuit and I always see something new. Today was all about the fungi though! I’ll upload a couple of collages. The walk is only about 14km and I completed it in 3.5hrs.

S K on 7 Sep, 2021

good walk, need a modicum of fitness for the return. anti clockwise as others suggest is better or the walk back will be much steeper

waddle on 31 Aug, 2021

A good walk! I would consider myself beginner to intermediate, and the uphill half was a bit of a killer but the rest was great.
Bit slippery at some points on the way and can be a bit steep, with narrow paths with a cliff right to your side.
Started at ~0930 and finished by 1400 with a decent stop for lunch and a few on the way back up.

stegasarahus on 19 Aug, 2021

Great weather and views were clear, I'd recommend going after some rain, it's a bit slippery and the views aren't as clear but the waterfalls are in full flow and it's honestly breathtaking, better than the views you see from the viewpoints in my opinion.

Harry Lamb on 17 Jul, 2021

Great walk, pretty muddy when I was there

Lobster on Jul, 2021

Beautiful walk. So many waterfalls

Kel on Jul, 2021

Great day for it, went to the pinnacle as well, definitely recommend the side track, requires some scrambling and climbing but nothing to severe.

Harry Lamb on 22 Jun, 2021

Doing this walk in winter was a great choice. We did ~14 kilometers in 3.5 hours. I would say it’s more of a medium difficulty as I’m not crazy fit and didn’t have a problem with the final uphill portion.

Koenigen on 12 Jun, 2021

Very good lots of waterfalls very easy elevation if you go anti clockwise

Ben Dyer on Jun, 2021

2nd time doing this walk this year and it is one of my favourites. Will be back for a 3rd time.

Tegan Atkins on Jun, 2021

Beautiful hike with waterfalls or rapids every ten minutes or so. Moderately easy track. Took us 5:5 hours including morning tea and lunch break. 19 kms total circuit starting and finishing from Tallanbana Picnic Area. Perfect weather on the Gold Coast today. Well worth it.

Olwyn on 15 May, 2021

Starting from Canyon Lookout and hiking in an anti-clockwise direction, this is a beautiful hike, so many waterfalls after considerable recent rain. This is a 14 klm circuit that's mostly shaded with some areas, primarily at the bottom, a little muddy - didn't see any leeches. The circuit leads you through rainforest and bush with many spectacular waterfalls (two of which you can walk behind) and several creek crossings that were manageable without walking through water if preferred (though would depend on recent rain), by taking a little care and rock hopping. A good proportion of the hike has loose rocks and roots on the path which is quite easy to follow. We only saw about a dozen others during the hike and we took about 6 hours to complete the circuit, however, we didn't rush it and this included half an hour for lunch mid-way and many stops for photography along the way. Moderate fitness required particularly for the hike back up. Loved this hike and will do again.

Sunnygirl on 16 Apr, 2021

Wet, very wet, but waterfalls were in full flow

Harry Lamb on 8 Apr, 2021

Great walk, very wet and boggy, the waterfalls were in full flight

Jesse on 26 Feb, 2021

Today we hiked the picturesque Warrie Circuit which you will find up at Springbrook ⛰

If you start from Canyon Lookout, you will descend through lush, green rainforest with glorious ancient old tree's 🌴
You pass over creek crossings, top's of waterfalls that appear to drop off the edge of the world 🌏 through cave's, behind absolutely glorious waterfalls before you start to head back up the mountain with switchbacks, stairs and more waterfalls 🏞

Today we hiked 15.5 km taking 5 hour's.

The circuit is easy to follow but just take care after rain as it is very muddy and slippery 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️

This isn't a strenuous hike but you do need the stamina to get back up the mountain 🥾

This truly is a magical experience

Enjoy 🙏💕

Instagram:- misslissy79

Mel on 11 Feb, 2021

My favourite walk! Stunning 🤩

Tracy Whitton on 4 Feb, 2021

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